All the details on *that* Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton fallout finally revealed by Prince Harry including terse text exchange about a dress

Prince Harry has opened up about Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's alleged conflict over Princess Charlotte's flower girl dress in his new memoir, Spare

All the details on that Meghan and Kate's fallout over Princess Charlotte's dress for royal wedding finally revealed
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Prince Harry has shared more details about Meghan Markle's tense text message conversation with Kate Middleton over Princess Charlotte's flower girl dress in his new memoir, Spare

Prince Harry has shared new details about an alleged text message conversation that took place between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton ahead of his royal wedding to the Suits star in 2018. 

The shocking account has been included in the Duke of Sussex's first memoir, Spare, which has officially been released today (January 10). Elsewhere in the 416-page tell-all, Prince Harry alleges that Prince William 'knocked' him over at Nottingham Cottage during an argument about Meghan and reveals how he lost his virginity at 17 to an older woman. 

Prince Harry has also addressed the infamous 'flower girl' argument between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, which made headlines in the run-up to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding. At the time, it was reported that Meghan had made the Princess of Wales cry over her 'demands' about the fit of Princess Charlotte's flower girl dress. The Duchess of Sussex disputed this story in her CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, claiming that it was she, and not Kate, who had been left in tears after their conversation. 

Palace officials allegedly refused to counter the reports that Meghan had upset Kate by issuing a public statement, which only fueled the Sussexes' growing frustration with the Firm. 


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Recalling his own take on the incident in Spare, Prince Harry reveals that he found Meghan 'sobbing' on the floor just four days before their royal wedding. 

"Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too baggy. She cried when she tried it on a home," the Princess of Wales allegedly wrote in a text to Meghan. 

Harry claims that because the dresses were French couture, and had been hand-sewn without a fitting, it "wasn't a big shock" to discover they didn't fit perfectly. 

The 38-year-old said that Meghan, who was also dealing with the news that her father, Thomas Markle, had staged photographs for paparazzi ahead of the royal wedding, took a day to respond to Kate. When she did reply, the former actress allegedly told Kate that "the tailor has been standing by since 8 am" at Kensington Palace and asked for her to "take Charlotte to have it altered, as the other mums are doing." 

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The Princess of Wales reportedly responded, "Fine." 

Harry also claims that "Meg asked if Kate was aware of what was going on right now. With her father" and that "Kate said she was well aware, but the dresses." 

He recalls that he assured Meghan that "Kate hadn't meant any harm" during the terse exchange before adding that the future Queen Consort had apologized with flowers and a card the following day. has reached out to Kensington Palace for comment. 

Emma Dooney
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

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